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Aesop's Fables

by Aesop

A collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE.

Aesop's Fables: Together With The Life Of Aesop - Primary Source Edition (Wordsworth Classics)

by Aesop

Aesop was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece around 620-564 BC. No writings by him exist (if they ever existed at all), yet numerous stories and tales have been credited to him and have been shared through oral tradition throughout the world. Many of these use animals as the main characters to convey deeper meanings and morals that have become ingrained in our cultural--and personal--belief systems. For example, in "The Goatherd and the Goat" we learn that there is no use trying to hide what can't be hidden. In "The Ass and the Purchaser" we find that people are known by the company they keep. In "The Boys and the Frogs," one person's pleasure may be another person's pain. "The Dogs and the Fox" show how easy it is to kick a man when he's down. And misery loves company, as we see in "The Fox Without a Tail."

Aesop's Fables: Together With The Life Of Aesop - Primary Source Edition (Mobi Classics Series)

by Aesop

Timeless tales of inspiration and enlightenment In ancient Greece, a storyteller named Aesop captivated his listeners with tales both beautiful and instructive. Thousands of years later, his fables--from "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" to "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg" to "The Tortoise and the Hare"--have lost none of their power to guide and entertain. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Fables

by Aesop

Aesop is said to have lived in the sixth century B.C., a slave on the Greek island of Samos. The eternally entertaining tales attributed to him-in which the fates of sly foxes, wicked wolves, industrious ants, and others, suggest what our own behaviors should (or should not) be-have been universal "best-sellers" since before L'Estrange's definitive 1692 English translation. Gooden's superb engravings were first published in 1936 in a limited edition.

Aesop's Fables

by Aesop Jack Zipes Sam Pickering

"Kindness is seldom wasted." --from "The Lion and the Mouse" It is both amazing and wonderful that so much of the richness of our language and our moral education still owes a huge debt to a Greek slave who was executed more than two thousand years ago. Yet "sour grapes," "crying 'wolf,'" "actions speak louder than words," "honesty is the best policy," and literally hundreds of other metaphors, axioms, and ideas that are now woven into the very fabric of Western culture all came from Aesop's Fables. An extraordinary storyteller who used cunning foxes, surly dogs, clever mice, fearsome lions, and foolish humans to describe the reality of a harsh world, Aesop created narratives that are appealing, funny, politically astute, and profoundly true. And Aesop's truth--often summed up in the pithy "moral of the story"--retains an awesome power to affect us, reaching us through both our intellects and our hearts. This exclusive Signet Classic edition contains 203 of Aesop's most enduring and popular fables, translated into readable, modern American English and beautifully illustrated with classic woodcuts by the great French artist J. J. Grandville. Includes: "The Fox and the Grapes" "The Ants and the Grasshopper" "The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse" Edited and with an Afterword by Jack Zipes With an Introduction by Sam Pickering

The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

by Jim Afremow

Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most.Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In The Champion's Mind, sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including:• How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble• How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence• Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is droppedWith hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers, The Champion's Mind will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.

The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete

by Jim Afremow

Sports psychologist Jim Afremow has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor. Now this award-winning coach is turning his talents to student athletes in the new young adult edition of his highly praised The Champion’s Mind. As student athletes strive to balance their school and sports accomplishments, Dr. Afremow’s sage advice will be a much-needed guide in helping them navigate the field—or rink or court.The Young Champion’s Mind covers such topics as:- Tips on how to get in a “zone,” thrive on a team, and stay humble - How to progress within a sport and sustain excellence long-term - Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped

Trailblazers: A Journey to Freedom (Trailblazers #2)

by Sandra A. Agard

Meet history's game changers! This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.In 1849, Harriet Tubman crossed a very important line--the Mason-Dixon Line. She had escaped slavery! Despite grave risks, she went on to become the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping hundreds of enslaved people reach freedom. From an early age, Harriet always had deep faith and a strong sense of justice. Find out how she became one of history's greatest trailblazers!Trailblazers is a biography series that celebrates the lives of amazing pioneers, past and present, from all over the world.

Blessed

by Deepa Agarwal

She darted up to her brother, grabbed his stick of chalk and scrawled an intricate shape that her fingers traced, she didn?t know how... Selentra, youngest of three siblings born to a weaver?s family living in the dark-forested hills of Kote, suddenly discovers that she has the extraordinary gift the Ancients spoke of. Little does Selentra?s family know that her astonishing ability, when mastered, could free their gagged country from the wicked Ag-yanees. All her secret might have earned Selentra was the sullen jealousy of her brother, Dumor ? the oh-so-unworthy favourite. But her power could prove so huge, so vital and so potent that her ruthless enemies are already poised to strike her down. Who will protect Selentra from her foes ? including her own brother ? as she crosses the chasm between her destiny and her will? Is Selentra doomed? Or truly blessed? Sharp as an icy wind, gleaming like a charmed gem and twisty as a mountain path, this imaginative tale of courage and conflict will make you wish that it were true.

Rajula and the Web of Danger

by Deepa Agarwal

One night fifteen-year-old Rajula's carefree life in the green hills of Kumaon is changed forever. A mysterious man begins to haunt her dreams and he turns out to be no other than the ruler of Katyur King Malushahi! The problem is her father: the formidable sorcercer Sunapati Shauka. He has promised her hand to a Tibetan chieftain and now weaves a web of deceit and danger between Rajula and Malushahi. When Rajula learns that Malushahi and she had been sworn in marriage by their mothers much before she follows her heart and her fate on a perilous journey to the Katyuri capital Bairath. Despite her mother's magical spells she has to use all her courage and wits to battle the odds she faces. And for Malushahi winning her hand poses a death-defying challenge. The epic tale of Rajula's bravery and Malushahi's steadfastness has been sung by bards in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand for centuries and is retold here for the first time in English. Packed with magic humour

Words To Live By: The Best of Indian Non-fiction for Children

by Deepa Agarwal

A RICH AND LIVELY GATHERING OF INDIA?S FINEST AND MOST ORIGINAL THINKERS AND WRITERS, LEADERS AND OPINION-MAKERS, NATURALISTS AND ADVENTURERS, SCIENTISTS AND CULTURE EXPERTS. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on how to reach for the stars B.R. Ambedkar on questions of caste Bhagat Singh on intentions behind actions Dilip Salwi on a shining light of science Jawaharlal Nehru on kings and patriarchs Jayant Narlikar on an astronomer-king Jim Corbett on tigers and an unusual poacher Leila Seth on a tragic turn in life Mahatma Gandhi on truth Nandan Nilekani on our schools Rabindranath Tagore on learning without textbooks Ruskin Bond on the power of nature and words Sarojini Naidu on India after Mahatma Gandhi Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on character Subhas Chandra Bose on woman power Sheila Dhar on an extraordinary musician Subroto Bagchi on pioneers and path-creators Sudha Murty on questioning inequality Vivekananda on tolerance and harmony Valmik Thapar on where `Indian? lions came from Vikram Seth on his adventures in Tibet Zai Whitaker on fascinating reptiles THIS THOUGHT-PROVOKING COLLECTION OF WRITING, SELECTED FOR YOUNG READERS, IS A MUST-HAVE FOR CHILDREN IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ABOVE.

I Lived on Butterfly Hill (The Butterfly Hill Series)

by Marjorie Agosin Lee White

An eleven-year-old's world is upended by political turmoil in this searing novel from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile--until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can't deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste doesn't quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore. The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered "subversive" and dangerous to Chile's future. So Celeste's parents--her educated, generous, kind parents--must go into hiding before they, too, "disappear." To protect their daughter, they send her to America. As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again? Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet's catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heartwrenchingly graceful.<P><P> Winner of the Pura Belpre Medal

Illuminate: A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One

by Aimee Agresti

Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything changes when she isawarded a prestigious internship at a posh Chicago hotel under the watchful eyes of agroup of gorgeous strangers: the powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; hersecond-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff ofglamazons called The Outfit.As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people arenot quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers the evilagenda of Aurelia and company: they're in the business of buying souls. Will they succeedin wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able tothwart this devilish set's plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at thehotel?

Infatuate: A Gilded Wings Novel, Book Two (The Gilded Wings Novels #2)

by Aimee Agresti

Haven Terra is still recovering from an internship that brought her literally to the brink of hell when a trip to New Orleans leads to more trouble. There, while taking part in a student volunteer program, Haven and her friends Dante and Lance run across an enclave of devils known as the Krewe. These shape-shifting devils are more reckless and vicious than any Haven, Lance, and Dante have encountered. Yet the friends soon discover that their French Quarter housemates are also angels in training, and together they must face off with the Krewe in their quest for wings. But Haven's resolve is tested when Lucian, the repentant devil with whom she was infatuated, resurfaces and asks her for help escaping the underworld. Can he be trusted? Or will aiding him cost Haven her angel wings--and her life?is gripping sequel to Illuminate takes the battle of good and evil to the next level.

Cosmic Catastrophes: Seven Ways to Destroy a Planet Like Earth

by David Aguilar

In the vast realm of outer space, accidents happen all the time. Things bump into each other. Stars blow up. Space rocks smash into planets. Black holes gobble up everything in their path. The sun is burning out. A comet swarm is bearing down. Any of this could change--or even eliminate--life on a planet like Earth. Countdown to cosmic catastrophes! From asteroid hit to alien invasion, astronomer David Aguilar builds the scientific case for seven extreme events that could impact Earth. (Though not as we know it: most of these catastrophes are way down the cosmic line . . . we hope!) He tells an exciting nonfiction story about how and why these space catastrophes could happen and then creates beautiful, original art to show just how devastatingly spectacular it will be when any one of these seven "big ones" hit! The SMITHSONIAN INSTITUION is the world's largest museum and research complex. Founded in 1846, it includes nineteen museum and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Its vast collections house 138 million artifacts, specimens, and works of art, which represent our nation's rich heritage, art from across the globe, and the immense diversity of the natural and cultural world.

13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System

by David A. Aguilar

First, Pluto left. Then it came back, along with Ceres and Eris. . . and now Haumea and MakeMake, too! The recent actions of the International Astronomical Union have put every solar system book out of date. In response, National Geographic joins forces with David Aguilar of the Harvard Smithsonian Astronomical Observatory to revise our 2008 book--and to update young readers on the high-interest topic of space. Using simple text and spectacular photorealistic computer art by the author, this book profiles all 13 planets in their newly created categories--plus the sun, the Oort Cloud, comets, and other worlds being discovered. Back-of-the-book activities offer hands-on fun for budding astronomers.

Enclave (Razorland #1)

by Ann Aguirre

Fierce Reads: Kisses and Curses

by Ann Aguirre Caragh M. O'Brien Jessica Brody Lish Mcbride Katie Finn Marissa Meyer Leigh Bardugo Emmy Laybourne Anna Banks Jennifer Mathieu Marie Rutkoski Gennifer Albin Lindsay Smith Lauren Burniac Nikki Kelly

Beloved of readers and booksellers, our Fierce Reads program has garnered tons of enthusiastic fans since its inauguration in 2012. Now, the authors you know and love are coming together in one book! With standalone short stories from a handpicked set of FR authors, this fabulous collection will often feature characters or worlds from existing Fierce Reads titles. Extended, personal introductions from each author will make this a must-buy for fans as well as a fantastic portal for engaging new readers with the program. With a wide range of genres and subject matter, there will be something here for everyone!

The Beautiful

by Renée Ahdieh

New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. <P><P>In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain. <P><P>When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair--the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks--Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose--one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life. <P><P>At once a sultry romance and a decadent, thrilling mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet. <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

The Mirror & the Maze (The Wrath and the Dawn #1.5)

by Renée Ahdieh

The city of Rey is burning. With smoke billowing, fires blazing and his people fleeing, Khalid races back to defend his city, and protect his queen. But Khalid is too late to do either. He and his men arrive to find the city in ruins, nothing but a maze of destruction, and Shahrzad is gone. But who could have wrought such devastation? Khalid fears he may already know the answer, the price of choosing love over the people of Rey all too evident.

The Moth & the Flame (The Wrath and the Dawn #0.25)

by Renée Ahdieh

It started as playful, if barbed, banter before rising to a fateful wager with a most notorious rake—the Captain of the Guard, Jalal al-Khoury—who may have finally met his match in a lovely, if haughty, handmaiden, Despina. But she, too, seems to have met her match in the handsome Jalal. What begins as a tempestuous battle of will and wit in short order becomes a passionate affair spurred on by tragedy of the worst kind.

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2)

by Renée Ahdieh

Instant New York Times BestsellerThe much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse--one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.From the Hardcover edition.

Flawed

by Cecelia Ahern

<p>In a breathtaking young adult debut, the bestselling author of <i>P. S. I Love You</i> depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and any misstep leads to punishment. If you break the rules, you will be punished.</p> <p>Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister and she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers. She's also a girl of logic. To Celestine, every problem has a solution. Every action is either right, or wrong. Celestine has always known about the Flawed, second-class citizens who are branded as punishment for their crimes. And she always thought they must deserve their punishment. But everything changes when Celestine witnesses the mistreatment of a Flawed man, and steps up to help him. But in helping him, she reveals that she is imperfect. And in Celestine's society, imperfection is punished. She is imprisoned. She is branded. She is flawed. <p>This riveting novel is the first installment of the <i>Flawed</i> series. Don't miss the continuation of Celestine's story in the second book, <i>Perfect</i>.</p>

Amar Aiyaar King of Tricksters

by Sulaiman Ahmad

`AND THE TRICKSTERS OF THE WORLD WILL CALL HIM THEIR KING? There?s never a dull moment with Amar Aiyaar: master of mischief, perpetrator of pranks, con artist with a conscience, trickster beyond compare. As the loyal companion of Ameer Hamza, the illustrious warrior from Arabia, Amar bravely, and brazenly, defeats every trap and overcomes every challenge, standing up to king, sorcerer and commoner alike. Right from childhood it?s clear that Amar, the son of a camel driver, is born to humble even emperors with his audacity and sharp wit. As Hamza?s army is magicked away into prison in Tilism-e-Hoshruba, the land of sorcery that stuns the senses, it falls upon Amar to rescue them. Using his cunning and his blessed bag of tricks, Amar Aiyaar blazes his way through the most extraordinary adventures with aplomb. Of course, he never ignores a chance to add to his fortunes, with a greedy eye on every purse of gold. At once roguish and honourable, superhero and villain, Amar Aiyaar is one of the most colourful characters in traditional storytelling in India. In the age-old great dastan of Tilism-e-Hoshruba, his is one of the most exciting and unforgettable stories of all time.

Down and Across

by Arvin Ahmadi

<P>Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming and his parents pushing him to settle on a “practical” career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, seeking guidance from a famous psychologist who claims to know the secret to success. <P>He never expects an adventure to unfold. But that’s what Scott gets when he meets Fiora Buchanan, a ballsy college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. When the bicycle she lends him gets Scott into a high-speed chase, he knows he’s in for the ride of his life. <P>Soon, Scott finds himself sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo, and even giving the crossword thing a try—all while opening his eyes to fundamental truths about who he is and who he wants to be.

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